This excerpt taken from the DVN DEF 14A filed Apr 28, 2008.
Retirement and Other Benefits
Our executive officers are eligible for the same medical and dental insurance, accidental death insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and other similar benefits as the rest of our full-time employees. We offer all employees participation in two types of retirement plans.
Our retirement plans and other benefits for our employees, including the named executive officers, are described in the sections that follow.
Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
Our 401(k) Plan allows employees to defer a portion of their compensation into a retirement savings account. We match up to the first six percent of each employees compensation (base pay and bonus) contributed to this plan, up to certain limits imposed by the IRS. Additionally, executives and certain other employees can elect to participate in our non-qualified deferred compensation plan (the Deferred Compensation Plan). The Deferred Compensation Plan allows participants to set aside more of their compensation for retirement than is allowed in the 401(k) Plan. In addition, to the extent that tax rules limit our ability to make the full six percent match to the 401(k) Plan, such contribution is made to the Deferred Compensation Plan. Our matching contributions to the 401(k) Plan and Deferred Compensation Plans are included in the All Other Compensation column of the Summary Compensation Table on page 30.
Defined Benefit Retirement Plans
Our named executive officers participate in our qualified Retirement Plan for Employees of Devon Energy (the Defined Benefit Plan). This plan provides benefits based on compensation and years of employment service with us. Each eligible employee who retires is entitled to receive annual retirement income of 65 percent (or 60 percent if compensation exceeds $220,000) of his or her final average compensation (which consists of the average of the highest three consecutive years compensation out of the last 10 years), less any benefits due to the participant under Social Security, times a fraction, the numerator of which is credited years of service up to a maximum of 25 and the denominator of which is 25 (or service projected to age 65 if greater, for employees whose compensation exceeds $220,000). This fraction cannot be greater than one. Employee contributions to this plan are neither required nor permitted. Benefits under this plan are reduced for certain highly compensated employees, including our named executives, in order to comply with certain requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, (ERISA) and the Code.
Executive officers and certain other employees are also eligible to participate in the non-qualified Benefit Restoration Plan (BRP). The purpose of this plan is to restore the benefits for selected employees because their benefits under the Defined Benefit Plan are reduced due to Code limitations. The provisions of the BRP essentially mirror those of the Defined Benefit Plan. Any benefits to which an employee is entitled under this plan are offset by benefits payable under the Defined Benefit Plan.
We also offer participation in the Supplemental Retirement Income Plan (SRIP) to a certain group of senior officers, including all of the named executive officers. The purpose of this non-qualified plan is to provide additional retirement benefits for these executives. Executive officers may receive benefits under the SRIP or the BRP but no duplication of benefits is allowed. The SRIP provides superior benefits to the BRP; however, an executives benefits under the SRIP vest after 10 years of service compared to five years of service required for vesting under the BRP. Superior benefits under the SRIP as compared to the BRP are the following:
Commitment Runs Deep
The present values of the accumulated benefits of our named executive officers under the Defined Benefit Plan and the SRIP are disclosed in the Pension Benefits Table on page 37.
This excerpt taken from the DVN DEF 14A filed Apr 27, 2007.
Retirement and Other Benefits
Our executive officers are eligible for the same medical and dental insurance, accidental death
insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and other similar benefits as the rest of our full-time employees.
We offer all employees, including our executives, participation in two types of retirement plans.